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Gift ideas for Her – Mum, Sister & Friend

Stylish ideas for everyone!

Christmas is around the corner and what comes with it, buying a gifts for your loved ones. Whether is your mum, sister or a friend, finding something special they will like might be the best part about festive time, but it can also be  the biggest challenge.

To start with, stick to the neutral pallet. Unless you know that the person is a big fan of neon shades, don’t take a risk and go with the tones of beige, black, grey and white.  When it comes to clothing and accessories, there is no way that someone will hate their camel scarf or won’t use black tote bag! While picking beauty products, go for the higher quality brands as well as the timeless colours. Picking a beauty gift set is also a good idea, especially when you know what kind of the products they use on daily basis.

Make sure that all your gifts are well made and sleek. Bonus points for investing in better quality of the products and timeless pieces. Take some inspiration from the guide below and sort out your Christmas shopping on time!

 

For Mum

gift ideas for mum

1.Scarf – H&M £49.99  / 2. Wool-Blend Jumper – H&M £49.99 / 3.Wallet – Kate Spade £150 / 4.Lipstick – Bobbi Brown / 5. Bracelet – Pandora £70 / 6. Leather Gloves – John Lewis & Partners £44 / 7. Gift set – Chloe £79 / 8. Tote Bag – Coach £250 / 9. Candle – Diptique £39.99 / 10. Watch – Daniel Wellington £111 

 

For Sister

gift ideas for sister

1.Cashmere Hat – &otherstories £45 / 2. Card holder – Marc Jacobs £80 / 3. Eyeshadow Palette – Urban Decay £35 / Jumper – &otherstories £85 / 5. Facial Brush – FOREO £79 / 6. Hair clips – ASOS £8 / 7. Makeup gift set – MAC £39 / 8. Hair curler – BaByliss £55 / 9. Cardigan – Topshop £39.99 / 10. Phone Case – iDeal of Sweden £29.99 / 11. Bag – &otherstories £75 

For Friend

gift ideas for friend

1.Pyjama top – Oysho £25.99 / 2. Pyjama bottom – Oysho £19.99 / 3. Hat – h&M £8.99 / 4. Water bottle – Chilly £25 / 5. Jumper – H&M £19.99 / 6. Necklace – &otherstories £23 / 7. Passport holder – Kate Spade £75 / 8. Slippers – Oysho £12.95 / 9. Gift Set – The Body Shop £40 / 10. Wash bag – Ted Baker £39 / 11.Lipstick – YSL £29 / 12. Friend Bracelet – The White Company £29 

 

Best Black Friday Fashion Deals 2019

Your Top Guide with the Best Fashion Promotions

Black Friday is around the corner and as we all know is the last chance before Christmas to buy gifts for everyone with nicely discounted price or just another good opportunity to treat yourself!

Some fashion brands have already started promoting their Black Friday deals and will continue to do it until next Monday, but remember that the biggest hit is always on Friday. Thankfully you don’t have to spend your Friday standing in the massive queues for ages and luckily you can get all the best occasions not only in the stores, but also online.

How to get the best deals on Black Friday?

  1. Do your research. Check the prices of the items you are planning to buy before they go on sale, as sometimes retailers increase the prices before sale to make a discount look more attractive ( but in the end of the day, you feel like you’ve saved a lot, but you actually don’t)
  2. Check multiple stores for the best price. Very often one brand has multiple stockist and their prices can be different as well. Check the item you like in few places before buying it ( amazon, zalando, asos etc).
  3. Be ready. Set up the accounts in the online shops where you planning to spend your money to save yourself a time and avoid situation when your item goes out of stock.
  4. Set the budget! Black Friday is great, but Boxing day it’s also around the corner and we all know that for the best deals in the UK we usually have to wait until December, so don’t spend everything!

Top Sale Tip* Put the items you like in your basket just before sale starts and buy it the minute after watch hits midnight! You will make sure you get the desire pieces in your sizes with the best price!

Follow my list of top high street and some high fashion brands ( including discount codes where needed ) with the best sales and offers for this year Black Friday!

*The list is update daily, so keep an eye on it so see new deals every day!

Have a nice shopping everyone

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Accessorize– 50% off bestsellers

Adidas – up to 50% off selected styles

Amazon – up to 25% off Fashion Deals

ALLSAINTS – 30% off everything starting from Wednesday 27th

Aldo – up to 50% off

ASOS – up to 70% off everything starting from Thursday 28th

Aspinal of London – 30% off selected style + 20% off entire collection

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Beach Cafe – 20% off everything starting from Wednesday 27th

Boohoo – 30% off everything

Bershka – Black Friday sale starts on Thursday 28th at 10 pm ( 8 pm on the app) with up to 50% of selected styles

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Coach – up to 40% off selected styles + 20% off selected styles with code BF2019

Coast – 30% off everything with code ‘TENMORE’

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Debenhams – up to 50% off selected products

Deichamnn – up to 50% off selected lines

Dorothy Perkins – up to 50% off selected lines

DUNE –20% off everything

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Ego Shoes – up to 60% off everything

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French Connection – 30% off everything with code  ‘BLACKOUT’ at the checkout

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Gym Shark – up to 70% off selected products

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House of Fraser – up to 30% off selected lines

Hunter – up to 25% off selected styles

H&M – 20% off everything

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I saw it first – 60% off everything

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JIGSAW – up to 30% off everything

Jack Wills – up to 30% off everything

John Lewis – special offers + price match event

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Karen Millen – 30% off everything with code ‘TAKETEN’

Kate Spade – 30% off everything

Kurt Geiger – up to 20% off everything

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L.K. Bennett –25% off everything with code: ‘BLACK25’

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Mango – 30% off everything with code ‘BLACK19’

Michael Kors– 20% off everything + 40% off selected lines starting from Wednesday 27th

Missguided – 50% off thousand styles

Miss Selfridge – up to 50% off selected lines

Monica Vinader – up to 30% off

Mytheresa – extra 20% off sale products starting from Friday 29th + free delivery on Saturday

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NA-KD Fashion – 30% off everything with code: BLACKWEEK​

Nasty Gal – up to 70% offwith code NGBFUK

New Balance – up to 40% off + free delivery

New Look – 25% off Party (selected lines)

Next – up to 50% off selected products

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Office Shoes – 20% off full priced products with code ‘Glitter’

Other Stories – 20% off with code ‘NOIR20’

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Pretty Little Thing – up to 50% off selected lines

Public Desire – 32% off everything with code ‘CYBER25’

 R

Ray-Ban – up to 50% off and free delivery with a code ‘BF50’

Reformation – 30% off everything starting from Friday 29th November

River Island – up to £20 off

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The Outnet – clearance up to 85% off

The White Company – 20% off with code ‘GIFT20’

TOPSHOP – 25% off everything

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UGG – up to 40% off

Urban Outfitters – up to 50% off selected lines.

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Very – Up to 50% off selected fashion and sportswear

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Warehouse – up to 30% off selected products

Whistles– 30% off everything

Wolf & Badger – up to 50% off everything starting from Wednesday 27th

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Zalando – up to 70% off selected lines

ZARA – 40% off selected lines

 

 

Top Christmas Party Dresses

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

With Christmas decorations, mulled wine and mince pies in the shops it’s hard to ignore that the festive period is upon us and what comes with it, all the Christmas parties you will be attending. It might sound exciting for some, but with overwhelming choice from retailers and shops constantly promoting their party edition products, it’s easy to get lost and confused when it comes to your outfit ideas. Well, not anymore, as in this post you can find all the options worth your attention. Browse through the dresses, pick the one for yourself and use my styling tips to complete the final look.

 

Little Black Dress

You just can’t go wrong with this wardrobe classic; however if you want to spice up your black dress look, pick the one with some print or shiny detail.

Styling tip: Style the dress with pattern thighs (Gucci tights kind of look) and ankle boots.

Shine Bright

Sequins aren’t just for New Year, so if you like everything shiny or you want to spark during this festive season, try one of these dresses.

Styling tip: Break the rules and instead of wearing stiletto heels with sequin dress, style it with knee high boots or heeled ankle boots.

Midi Dress

Who said that midi dress can’t be as sexy as mini alternative? I hope no one, as these dresses can not only highlight your curves but also make you look super chic.

Styling tip: Wear them with high heels, it will smooth your posture and make your outfit even more elegant.

Glam Style

All kind of bright festive colours, puff sleeves, bows and other crazy alternatives are just here ready to be pick for those who don’t like simple solutions. Loose fit dresses are currently trending all over the social media and you might fall in love with them as much as I did!

Styling tip: Don’t go crazy with accessories, as most of the dresses are already a lot, keep it simple with details to make sure you don’t look like Christmas Tree (yes, even during Christmas time is not source of your fashion inspiration)

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Trench Coat Weather

The season for pumpkin spice latte officially started few weeks ago, but I’ve only had my first sip of this Autumn treasure today. I thought it will be appropriate to celebrate it with outfit inspired by this drink, even though I find it a little bit too sweet for my taste. It would be rude not to have at least one in autumn season, especially that Halloween is only few days away and London is covered in pumpkins.

orange trench coat

Colours of the Season

The bright trench coat is not my obvious choice as wearing it definitely feels like stepping out of my comfort zone, frankly this one perfectly completed my Autumn looks. In cold months when most of the time your outfit is covered under layers, it gives us perfect opportunity to experiment with outwear, so here I am, adding shades of orange to my colour palette.

leather trench coat

orange trench coat

Wear This Next

What I really admire about wearing trench coat, is the kind of mysterious / sophisticated touch that it gives to your outfit. If you match it with simple look (like in my case), it can really make white shirt and blue jeans way more exciting than they actually are. Of course details matter too and there’s nothing else that says “mysterious” more than kitten eye sunglasses, so they had to be a final touch!

nasty gal trench coat

orange trench coat

Dior vs High Street

THE Saddle Bag

Designed in 1999 by former artist director John Galliano, Dior Saddle bag debuted on the runway in the Spring / Summer 2000 collection. The bag quickly became the must have accessory loved by celebrities such as Beyoncé, Sienna Miller and Paris Hilton The Dior classic also became favourite accessory of Sex in the city character – Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker.

Now, almost twenty years later, Dior Saddle bag became one of the most wanted pieces for every fashion lover. Brought back in Fall / Winter 2018 range, immediately became one of the most talked about and desirable pieces.

With the prices ranging from £1,900 to thousands of pounds for the most luxury and unique versions, the bag is not a purchase for everyone’s pocket. As usual, high street brands spotted an opportunity and need for saddle bags, and created their own version “inspired” by timeless design by Dior.

Have a look at high street vs high fashion pieces below:

Black Dior Saddle Bag

Dior saddle bag dupes

Dior Saddle Bag £2,450 

High Street Dupes

dior saddle bag dupe
Amazon (ACTLURE) £99
dior saddle bag fake
Amazon (Yomme) £39.99

 

dior saddle bag fake
Nasty Gal £12.50

 

saddle bag dupe
I SAW IT FIRST £17.50

Red Dior Saddle Bag

dior saddle bag dupes
Dior Saddle Bag £2,450

High Street Dupes

 

dior saddle bag dupes
Amazon (Olyphy) £25
dior saddle bag fake
Topshop £25

 

dior saddle bag dupes
Primark £8

 

More High Street Dupes “inspired” by Dior Saddle Bag

dior saddle bag dupe
Missguided £22
dior saddle bag dupe
Amazon (Lelestar Fashion) £28.99

 

dior saddle bag dupe
Missguided £22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wear What She’s Wearing – Gigi Hadid

Signature Denim Looks

Gigi Hadid quickly dominated the fashion business and become an icon in the modelling world.  Along with magazine covers, campaigns and countless publications, Gigi is also known as one of the best style inspirations when it comes to street style outfits. Every time she steps out, her looks are always polished and worth saving into your Pinterest board. Her casual style is a blend of California cool girl look mixed with chilled vibe, sexy stylishness and elegance.

Denim is a major part of Gigi’s wardrobe and whether she’s dressing for lunch with friends, event or a night out, she loves to use jeans as a base of her outfit. She can pull off denim like no one else; from mixing high heels with oversized jumpers and blending high street pieces with high end brands, she knows how to match it all to achieve stylish finish.

Although some of her casual meets elegance outfits can be challenging to replicate, this few high street alternatives inspired by five of Gigi Hadid denim looks should make it easier.

Have a look below and steal her style!

Gigi Hadid style

Jacket – Monki £40 / Boots – Shoeaholics £34 / Jeans – Topshop £46 / Top – Topshop £7

 

Gigi Hadid Pina Colada jumper

Jumper – PLNY LALA £49 / Jeans – Zara £29.99 / Shoes – Topshop £29.99 / Belt – Zalando £21.99

 

Gigi Hadid style copy

Blazer – Zara £49.99 / Turtleneck – &otherstories £55 / Jeans – H&M £39.99 / Boots – Zalando £209 / Sunglasses – ASOS £10

 

Gigi Hadid outfit

Jeans – Topshop £42 / Shirt – H&M £69.99 / Boots – Missy Empire £35 / Sunglasses – Ray Ban £80 / Necklace – H&M £8.99

 

Gigi Hadid style inspiration

Coat – Stradivarius £49.99 / Boots – Zara £95.99 / Jeans – Bershka £19.99 / Hoodie – Zara £19.99 / Sunglasses – ASOS £12

October Mood

Leather Jacket & Jeans

I’ve always had love – hate relationship with leather jackets as sometimes I would see it styled in the street style outfit and suddenly become obsessed with it, but once I will get it, I would wear it once and after that keep it at the bottom of my wardrobe. Since I’m always trying to have open minded approach to new trends and styles, belted leather jackets cough my eye when I saw them first time around Spring time and turned out to be an alternative that I didn’t know I needed. I guess that idea of belted leather jacket which can still highlight your curves is more tempting for me than relax and oversize look of classic leather jacket? Regardless, I’m 100% convinced with this style, not sure how long this love will last, but while it’s here for Autumn, I will take the full advantage and wear it on repeat (until we get to Winter time obviously).

leather jacket nasty gal leather jacket nasty gal

Relationships Status

Speaking of love – hate relationships, I do have similar approach to Autumn season. One day I will scroll through my Pintrest board and see plenty of cozy outfits that I would love to wear, think of wool jumper to buy and add another camel coat to my Zara bag.  Other day I will get stuck in the traffic for one hour, forget umbrella from my house, look like an absolute mess by the time I get home and be angry at the fact that it’s already dark at 5 pm.

leather jacket nasty gal

There are some perks of Autumn, just like for any other season, but it’s this weird transition from Summer time where I could wear as little clothes as I wanted (aka no layers necessary), have drinks outside and enjoy long warm evenings. Winter on the other hand is full of magical moments starting with December full of Christmas preparation, then magical festive season leading to New Year and then we left with January and February to enjoy Winter sports. Then there’s Autumn and now sure if I can see as many perks there as in other seasons? Possibly the fact that I’m writing this post during windy and rainy day is impacting my current view and if I would wake up to the sunny weather and walk to the park cover in golden leaves I would quickly change my mind. It’s all up to perspective, so like I said – I Love and Hate you Autumn, Welcome back!

belted leather jacket

leather jacket nasty gal

 

 

 

 

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Timeless Wardrobe Pieces – Part 1.

Style Essentials

Creating an outfit with timeless pieces, that you might actually already have in your wardrobe can save you not only a lot of time, but also loads of money. Investing into capsule styles, that will always be in fashion no matter what the trends are, is exactly what you need to do to improve your style.  Having more classic pieces can be a perfect solution to start being more sustainable with your spending and having less struggle with completing an outfit in the morning.  Have a look at first five wardrobe essentials and create your new timeless wardrobe collection!

How many of them you already have in your closet?

1. Black Blazer

A good blazer can make your outfit look way more expensive and stylish than it is. The black blazer is a must have in any fashionistas wardrobe and an easy answer to the question “what should I wear today?”. Style it with t-shirt, slip dress or mom jeans,  it just can’t look wrong, so make your life easier and if you are still missing out on this classic, start building your timeless wardrobe from it!

 

2. Mom Jeans in Blue Colour

Mom jeans are one of the most flattering jeans that fit all shapes and sizes. They are more casual than skinny jeans and more chic than wide fit, there are just in between all the styles and that’s why they are exactly what you need for your every day outfits.

 

 

3. Camel Coat

Camel coat will add a stylish spice to your layered outfits. Whether you want to style it with trainers and t-shirt or black dress and heels, it’s a complete game changer to your wardrobe. If you already have one, you surely know what this hype is about and if not, stop missing out and get one before Winter starts!

 

 

4.Cashmere Jumper

If you want to invest in one jumper, make it a cashmere jumper. It’s one of those pieces that will not only last you for years, but you can also be sure that it will never go out of style. Cashmere jumpers are also a great transition pieces that you can style from Autumn / Winter season to Spring and Summer evening looks. The unique fabric is perfectly adjusting to the temperature, so you can keep it around all year long.

 

 

5.White Shirt

White shirt is one of those pieces that doesn’t need an introduction. Certainly it can be a perfect solution to style with jeans or culottes when you feel like you have nothing to wear. It’s also another transition piece that you can style with trainers and skinny jeans during day time, and swap shoes for heels in the evening to look super feminine and sexy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Overshirts You Need To Wear Right Now

Oversized Fit

Overshirts / Shirt Jackets are just a perfect solution for everyone who loves shirts and hates to hide them under layers of clothes during cold season. They might simply be an answers to your stylish Autumn needs and great alternative to trench coats that you wear every year. They might fit / look like a casual shirt that you already have in your wardrobe, however the fabric that they’re made of is much warmer and heavier than the usual shirt making them new capsule piece.

Overshirts also give you a fantastic opportunity to introduce and add some colour to your looks when it starts getting rainy and grey outside. For the cool and casual look pick one of the overshirts in bright colour like red, green or pink. To keep it more chic in Parisienne style, go for the beige alternatives.  If you are already convinced, that this is exactly what you need right now, take a look below at the best overshirts available to buy right now.

 

 

 

Topshop £69
overshirt trends
ZARA £49.99

 

overshirt jacket autumn trends
H&M £29.99

 

overshirts for autumn 2019
Bershka £49.99

 

shirt jacket autumn trends
&otherstories £110

 

H&M £69.99
top jackets for autumn
Topshop £49.99

 

Top Overshirts for Autumn 2019
ZARA £59.99
top jackets for autumn 2019
Topshop £59.99

 

jackets for autumn 2019
Pull&Bear £39.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Leather Pieces to Wear This Autumn

Timeless Fabric

This season it’s all about adding edgy leather pieces to your every day and evening wardrobe. Whether  it’s leather shirt that you can style with a pair of jeans and Chelsea boots or leather trousers that will go with a white shirt and trainers, they will definitely make your Autumn / Winter outfits more exciting and stylish.  Real and faux leather are timeless fabrics that will always add a chic touch even to simple outfit, but they are also great transition pieces that you can wear either with trainers or heels.

High Street stores have plenty of affordable options of real and faux leather pieces. Have a look at H&M, &otherstories and ZARA where you can find the biggest selection. If you are not madly in love with leather pieces (yet), for a start you should treat yourself to a leather jacket and flattering leather trousers as they are one of the pieces that you can wear on repeat every year.

 

Leather Trousers

 

 

Leather Shirt

 

 

Leather Skirt

 

 

Leather Jacket

 

 

Leather Dress

 

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